Month: August 2008

Hotlinking reconsidered

It has long been accepted that hotlinking is an evil practice that steals the bandwidth of others. And indeed it is a free bandwidth ride, and one that…

A WordPress plugin, and how to find category ID numbers

This is post that will be of interest only to WordPress bloggers. Fernando Briano, a programmer based in Uruguay, has created a simple WordPress plugin that produces a…

Graphic design fads and Olympics posters

Are there fads in graphic design? Well, duh! Check out these eras of Olympics poster design. 1. 1912-1924: the homoerotic era

Correcting color cast with Photoshop

I wish I could say I invented this technique for correcting color cast, but I actually learned about it from an online tutorial. Here I’ve added a wrinkle…

Six classic wordle poets

Wordle is “a toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide.” Words that appear more often are presented more prominently. The site will make word clouds…

Language differences between men and women

According to the dust jacket of The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine, published by Morgan Road Books in 2006, the book explains why A woman uses about 20,000…

The books we need

“The books we need are the kind that act upon us like a misfortune, that make us suffer like the death of someone we love more than ourselves,…

Translate server error — yum!

You might have heard about the restaurant in China that, in preparation for the Olympics, decided to translate their name into English. I guess the translation program was…

Rules grammar change

News flash! rules grammar change (onion audio) .

Testing BibMe

BibMe, despite its unfortunate name, may be the easiest bibliography maker available. The site allows you to construct a bibliography in MLA, APA, or Chicago style and download…